Gmail - Iphone mail

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sunny1985, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. sunny1985 macrumors member

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    I've got gmail set up on my phone but i do not receive a pop up only a ping to say ive got an email. How do i enable it to show a pop up just like those when you receive from a txt/IM?

    Thanks

    Sunny
     
  2. Sedulous macrumors 68020

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    The mail icon will show a red badge and the count of unread emails. It will not show a pop up... And if you think about it, txt are short, emails are long and would not really fit on the screen well.
     
  3. sunny1985 thread starter macrumors member

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    A bit ridiculous is doesn’t even show who the email is from, rather then showing a long txt of the email. Is this one of apple restrictions?

    Yep i get the red badge, but if my phone is on silient i simply wont hear it, or see it on my lock screen.
     
  4. jayducharme macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, that's one of the "restrictions." if you have vibrate turned on, the phone will vibrate when an e-mail arrives. It's not a perfect solution, but at least you'll know.
     
  5. Sedulous macrumors 68020

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    I agree, Apple would be smart to add a little more information to the lock screen. I have not found it to be that great of a problem but it certainly wouldn't hurt if Apple improved the lock screen.
     
  6. SXR macrumors 6502a

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    i have been begging for Apple to put some more info on the Lockscreen since iPhone OS 2. People were expecting it in OS 4 ,but it just isn't there. I hope they will add something like this soooooon!
     
  7. iPhone Addict macrumors 6502

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    One of a thousand reasons why the iPhone is useless without a jailbreak.

    If it wasn't for the jailbreak software, I would not have bought the iPhone.

    With the jailbreak, there isn't a single phone on the market that can beat it in functionality. Without the jailbreak, it's just a pretty, but severely limited phone.
     

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